October 2012 - Posts

Elaine's Poem
Tue, Oct 30 2012 12:52 PM

I've been sorting and sorting. Last evening I found this poem that my dear friend Elaine Waite wrote for me in March 2008. I would like to share with you. She did not title the poem.


Mourning tears called on the Lord.

Save her! Restore!

Let her live, she loves you!

She has many quilts to do!

Bless her days, comfort the nights

Bring her back from death's sight.


You, oh Lord, are the One

Who gives life and the fun!

You gave to her a ready smile,

Red hair, and the strengh to walk that extra mile.

You gave her friends that encouraged, cooked, dressed, bathed, & shopped

And picked up things that she had dropped.


The fractures now slowly mend.

She endured the walker, now the cane.

Once in a while she forgets

she is lame!


Her residence, now in forclosure

a horrifying emotional stir;

You, Lord, not skipping a beat

Brought a realator with food feat!

He shopped around

Till he found

The perfect place

Not far away>>>

Thank you Lord for George, the realator,

and Barb,the nurse!

Our Linda is joyfully singing the verse

"Be glad in the Lord and rejoice!

Holy is your name.

And joyous are your servants.

Health, happiness is regained."


I haven't see my friend Elaine in a long time. But I would like to thank her for her beautiful words.  Elaine, I miss you where ever you are.

by Linda | with no comments
Happy Memories
Fri, Oct 26 2012 7:47 AM

The other day I finally got my china cabinet fixed. I've been waiting since May when I got the new piece of glass in. I held my breath and prayed that I had measured properly. What a big sigh of relief as the glass slid right into place!! I quickly called my neighbor Jim and asked if he could go to my basement and bring up the boxes with my teapots and Grandma's dishes.I spent the rest of the day unpacking boxes and unpacking boxes. Gosh I didn't remember having this much, but then it's been ten long years since I've seen any of this. When I lived in Arizona I had no place to put any of it, so it stayed in storage for 10 long years.

After getting everything unpacked and not having any kitchen counterspace left, I realized that I did not have enough room for all of it. So I decided to keep the pieces that had special meaning to me and send the rest to my neice Shelby in Wisconsin. She has a Victorian home and loves all types of china. When I was up there last summer we had specifically talked about Grandma's dishes. Shelby said she would love to have some of it if I didn't want to keep it all. Well there are 3 large boxes on the way to her house as we speak. Won't she be surprised???  Turns out I only kept the teapots, the demitasse set, and glass basket and a few other things.... the things I remembered as a little girl when I would look into Grandma's china cabinet in wonder and awe. And now I'm looking into my own china cabinet in wonder and awe and memories of Grandma like it was yesterday. I can remember Grandma telling me on Sunday that I could get my teaset out. Oh how exciting, I could use my teaset!!! I felt so special and Grandma would always tell me when I grew up that teaset would be mine.  I've made a collage of some of my life's blessings for time's when I'm feeling down. It's now 2 pages long. I think I need to add my china cabinet. I've always had the wonderful memories with Grandma and Grandpa. It's good after our mourning, that we can remember all the good times.

After the disciples mourned the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, upon His resurrection they were able to stop mourning and remember His teachings. Then they could go on and spread the Gospel.  Amen.


by Linda | with no comments
Life Goes On
Tue, Oct 16 2012 8:52 PM

I haven't written in such a long time. Words just quit coming. They still aren't really coming. I finally accepted what happened to me 5 years ago and all the pain and misery that has come with it. So now the words aren't coming and I'm just learning to deal with all the health issues the accident has created. The Lord God is here helping so I have nothing to fear.

Meanwhile life goes on. As some of you know in August, I hosted an Amish Country Retreat at the Berlin Grande Hotel. The hotel did a marveleous job providing everything we needed. The 9 of us had a wonderful time. Our 10th person couldn't come at the last minute because she took a nose dive down a flight of stairs. Happy to report she is fine except for some shoulder repair.

I am again hosting another Amish Country Retreat. Only this time we are using the Rural Thimble that is located behind Miller Dry Goods in Charm, Ohio. Without advertising, there are already 6 ladies signed up, which means we have room for 4 more, possibly 6. (The sofa opens up into a queen size bed.) And the retreat isn't until June 19-22, 2013! If you get a chance check it out at www.theruralthimble.com. It is a beautiful facility. We "Buggy Babes" are very eager for June to arrive. Earlier today I've heard of a couple more possible attendees. This facility only holds 10, but if I check with the owners we might get in 12. I'm  amazed because I haven't promoted or advertised this retreat yet and we're are almost full! God is looking down on us. I'm already making plans.

This summer Indy and I worked very hard and he finally passed and got his therapy dog badge. His vest and badge are on order. The weekend of the retreat he went to boot camp and came home very tired!  He is so funny when I get his backpack or one of his new coats out. Indy shakes with excitement. He does so well when out on the "job". Most times I don't even have to give him a command. He knows exactly what to do. I am so very proud of him because he's come so far since March. The other evening I put on some chicken tenders to cook and forgot all about them. Indy came in and got my immediate attention and I followed him and discovered a smoky kitchen. Fortunately, the smoke alarms hadn't gone off and the food was still edible.

A new day is starting and I'm working on about 3 quilts at one time and personalizing bath towels for 5 of the 7 grandkids. Of course, Indy is right there in my chair supervising...so he thinks!

Everyone have a happy quilty week. Hugs.

Linda.         PS. Check out my gallery to see Indy modeling his new coats.

by Linda | with no comments
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